Fair Warning: I'll be sharing TMI in this post, so feel free to skip it if that's not your cup of tea!
I had my follow-up doctor's appointment yesterday and left the office feeling cautiously optimistic about Jon and I getting pregnant for the second time. Since I didn't have any complications from the D&C, we were given the green light to go ahead and start trying again (hooray!) which we are completely thrilled about. (Cue mood lighting and Barry White.)
Ahem. Surprisingly, it appears that I've already had a period since the procedure. I only had light, minimal spotting for the first seven days post-op and then exactly a week later I started bleeding actual period-like blood. Thanks to Dr. Google, I assumed that my doc had missed something during the D&C and it was now coming out on it's own, but that doesn't seem to be the case based on my pattern of bleeding. My doctor thinks it sounds like a period so that's what we're going with.
This is great news, especially given my history of irregular periods. Something that I had never shared with all of you is that I only had my period once (February 2009) between the time I had my IUD removed (October 2008) until the time we got pregnant (June 2009). That, my friends, is crazy and also why we were so shocked to find ourselves knocked up! It would have made it very difficult to date our pregnancy had I not been careful about noting our "marital times" and pregnancy symptoms.
My doctor wants us to wait and see if I get my period again next month and if not, she gave me a prescription for Provera to jump start things. She also gave me a prescription for Clomid if we are so inclined to accept a bit of medical assistance to help us conceive again. (Hint: We are!) She said that it's obvious that at least one Fallopian tube is working and that at least some of Jon's swimmers are swimming since we were able to get pregnant on our own, absent period be damned. So! Those are all good things and we are excited to try again.
As you might imagine, there's the fear and thought in the back of my mind asking, "What if we lose another baby?" but it's a chance that of course we'll take for the opportunity to be parents. My doctor assured me that my body is completely capable of carrying a pregnancy and said that we were just terribly unlucky that I contracted the swine flu. We already knew that, but it's still nice to be reminded that we were progressing quite nicely until then.
Like I said, while cautiously optimistic, we are elated to get the go ahead to start trying again so quickly. Who knows? Maybe we'll get that summer baby we always dreamed we'd have.